We have visited Shore Acres State Park Botanical Gardens previously. This weekend, Saturday, September 17, one of the garden’s annual events is taking place. It is Orchid Day at the gardens.
Orchids are known as the “Gems of the Rain Forest.” The Pacific Orchid Society will provide orchid displays in the Garden House. Orchids peak this time of year and you will see many varieties and sizes. There will be orchid experts on hand to answer any questions.
You will find displays of tropical flowers, scenic ocean views, the formal gardens, and the grand estate. Don’t miss the rose garden. You might need to ask where it is because it is kind of hidden in the back. The gardens have a beauty all their own and there is much to explore here in addition to Orchid Day.
Charleston and Shore Acres are just about an hour’s drive from Umpqua River Haven. Bring your RV and stay with us (www.umpquahaven.com) or we can assist you in finding a room. We recommend the Harbor View Motel in Winchester Bay. Tell Cindy we sent you!